Left free by Paris Saint-Germain, Argentinian winger Angel Di Maria has signed a one-year contract with Juventus Turin, the Italian club announced on Friday July 8. “Angel Di Maria is a Juventus player,” the Turin club wrote in a short statement. At 34, Di Maria will discover the Italian Serie A for undoubtedly an ultimate European adventure a few months before the World Cup in Qatar which he hopes to play with Albiceleste, reigning South American champions.
Turin coach Massimiliano Allegri is counting on the experience of the former Benfica, Real Madrid and Manchester United player, winner of the Champions League in 2014 with Madrid, to bring Juve back to the top. PSG did not exercise the option for the final year of the Argentinian winger’s contract, who arrived in 2015 in the French capital. Despite his exceptional technique and his striking quality, “Dima”, as his ex-coach Thomas Tuchel nicknamed him, sometimes struggled to exist in the midst of the constellation of PSG stars (Mbappé, Messi, Neymar).
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Juve, if they grant the Argentinian a star salary (7 million euros a year according to the Italian press), did not miss the opportunity to offer themselves a free player to strengthen their attack, now orphaned of Paulo Dybala, left free. The Italian club will also find French midfielder Paul Pogba, who arrived at the start of the evening this Friday in Turin to sign for the club which revealed him.
The 29-year-old announced his return on Friday via a video posted on social media in which he is seen traveling between Miami and Italy. Dressed in black and white jogging, the colors of Juve, he declares “Ci vediamo presto” (“see you soon” in Italian).